P!nk is on the cover of Redbook's June 2018 issue, and in the accompanying interview, she talks about the challenges of being a mother of two young children while on tour. She also says that she'll stop touring if her kids want her to stop in order to have a more "normal life." Redbook's June 2018 issue arrives on newsstands on May 22.
P!nk (whose real name is Alecia Moore) and her husband, Carey Hart, have two children together: 7-year-old daughter Willow and 18-month-old son Jameson. The kids often go on tour with Pink, who is currently traveling the world in support of her 2017 album Beautiful Trauma. She tells Redbook: “When touring stops working for the kids, if they decide they just want to be home and have a normal life, whatever that means, I’ll stop, because they are by far the priority. But I think it’s cool that they get to see their mom be the boss and work really freaking hard to realize a dream. I’d say it’s 95 percent positive.”
After being on tour for nearly a year (from Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2014) for her previous album, The Truth About Love, Pink reflects on the experience and says: “When I left [for the Truth About Love Tour], Willow was 14 months, and I would come offstage and breastfeed her. That was our bonding time and some of my favorite moments. Jameson is now doing the same thing.”
P!nk and her two children recently graced the cover of People's "Most Beautiful" issue. Now that she has two children to take care of while on tour, Pink tells Redbook, "I’ve never juggled so many damn plates in my life, but it’s because I want to. I enjoy it. If I had nannies raising my kids and just wanted to be a rock star and party all the time, I wouldn’t be successful and I wouldn’t be happy.”
The Grammy-winning singer, who has always been outspoken about self-acceptance and anti-bullying, has been touring for Beautiful Trauma since March 2018. She recently announced another North American leg of the tour that will take place from March to May 2019.
P!nk has racked up numerous hits since her debut album, Can't Take Me Home, was released in 2000. Her best-known songs include "Get the Party Started," "So What," "Raise Your Glass," "Just Give Me a Reason" and "What About Us." Her first Grammy was for a 2001 cover version of LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade," a song that P!nk recorded with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Lil' Kim for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack. She has since earned two other Grammy Awards, and she is the recipient of seven MTV Video Music Awards.